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The next argument in the interactive expression starts with a lower
case ‘b’. (This is different from the code for
append-to-buffer, which uses an upper-case ‘B’.
See The Definition of
The lower-case ‘b’ tells the Lisp interpreter that the argument
insert-buffer should be an existing buffer or else its
name. (The upper-case ‘B’ option provides for the possibility
that the buffer does not exist.) Emacs will prompt you for the name
of the buffer, offering you a default buffer, with name completion
enabled. If the buffer does not exist, you receive a message that
says “No match”; your terminal may beep at you as well.
The new and simplified code generates a list for
It uses the
functions with which we are already familiar and the
special form with which we are not. (It will be described later.)